19 Jul 2016
in Frugal living
Tags: consumers, Discover Challenge, family, heart, home, left behind, life, lifestyle, love, shopping, things, value
Things are left behind for various reasons.
Sometimes it’s part of your heart.
Some of us have had to leave our homes in the past and go on to other adventures in our lives.
Sometimes it’s people we love or used to. Sometimes it’s the life we used to live.
Sometimes we are leaving actual “things” behind. Things we paid for but of no real value. The false importance we placed on the “thing” due to some great marketing campaign and the idea of keeping our economy viable. Truth is, the more things we leave behind, the more we can actually start living again. Many born past 1980 never got to live, they have been “consuming” since birth.
13 Mar 2016
in Flowers, Nature, Photography
Tags: birds, daffodils, dandylions, flowers, lambs, life, magnolias, nature, spring, tulips, violets
It’s almost here and I can hardly wait!
10 May 2014
in Daily Prompt, Photography
Tags: bleeding hearts, Daily Prompt, ego, flowers, life, photograpy, white bleeding hearts
I’m reminded of the line in the Wizard of Oz “If I were king of the foreeessstttt!” “Not Prince, not Duke, not Earl!”
Just the thought of it makes me feel all puffed up and arrogant.
The law of nature I would change is to take away everyone’s ego so they don’t feel like I just said this line from a song makes me feel.
No one wanting to be better or have more. No one letting their egos get in the way of anything so people would actually get along, we would have no wars, no contests, etc.
Life would be lived for the sake of life, not the sake of what we want others to think of us or what we want to gain.
21 Jun 2013
Tags: best life, blessings, carpe diem, experts, faith, fulfillment, grateful heart, life, living with purpose, seizing the day, Simple, simply living, thankful
Before it gets away from you!
There are just too many things to do and too many experts vying for your attention telling you to do things the right way, their way! Especially if they have some snake oil to sell you. The best way to live is to find a way that is comfortable for you. Ways that you believe in and to put your attention on what is important to you, not some celebrity or self-proclaimed expert. This is the key to living the best life you can.
Life will never be perfect or easy, so you had better get some kind of fulfillment by making your living in something you believe in. Most of us work or have worked for the money, not for purpose or fulfillment. Most of the world’s poor is stuck doing this. Just because you are not rich does not mean that you cannot live richly. You will see that there are so many blessings in life that are free if you have a grateful heart.
21 May 2013
Tags: ADD, authentic self, being yourself, future, life, living, manic-depression, winning
but it is still your future.
Make the most of everyday and don’t expect perfection from yourself or others. Don’t dance to the tune of the world, but walk slow and sure and do the best job you can wherever you are placed. I have experience and talents in many areas and consider myself a Renaissance Woman. I used to feel bad that I never seemed to excel in any one thing, but that is not important to me now. Everyone is different and I have always been easily distracted. I sometimes think I have always been ADD, but never diagnosed, thank God!
I’m sure the world would label me with some kind of brain dysfunction, but that is the very thing that makes everyone who they were born to be! My Dr only recently told me that I could be mildly manic-depressive because I am very creative and sometimes have issues. I believe that it is important to just live and not try to be a “winner.” That is the way of the world, which is wrong. Man has made life a contest with a culture that determines winners and losers and those that just fade away (the invisible people).
Every life is precious, no two are the same and no one can ever be replaced.
31 Mar 2013
in Jesus, Photography
Tags: 2003 blackout, a sign, Christ, God, He is Risen, Jesus, Jesus Christ, King, King of Kings, life, manifestations, rainbow, Resurrection, sign from God, signs, Son of God, stain on negative, stain on rainbow, truth, way
You be the judge.
I have always called rainbows God’s promise for as long as I can remember. The picture you see is from a batch of photos to be processed the morning of the nations worse blackout in the summer of 2003. August 14th to be exact. I dropped off about 10 rolls of film to be developed on my way to work that morning, only to have all the power go out in our area later that day. I started wondering what condition my film might be in because of this. Anyone who knows anything about processing film knows that timing is crucial or the film is ruined. I prayed that my film did not get damaged but had to wait for days to find out because of the length the power outage lasted in my area.
All my pictures appeared to be ok as I began to examine them one by one. I started going through them to find one large stain on a picture and found the negative was stained from chemical residue. It appeared to me to be the figure of a king of olden times. Actually like the times when Christ lived. It appears to be a man with beard and crown in a robe holding a staff. The image was created during a really odd manifestation of “power”, man literally lost his. As a child of God, just sayin’.
In the first picture I have only sharpened this image and cropped it so you can see what I’m referring to. The second picture I negatived the image and enhanced the lines.